The HR profession

HR in universities: “One day is never the same as the next”

Joanne Marshall has recently become the chair of Universities Human Resources, a body that supports people professionals across the higher...

Services sector ‘overlooked’ in Brexit trade talks

13 Oct 2020

The needs of the UK’s £225bn professional services sector are being overlooked in the UK-EU trade talks according a sub-committee...

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Cross-party MPs add to pressure on Sunak to extend furlough

11 Sep 2020

MPs on the Treasury Select Committee call on the government for targeted support for specific sectors after 31 October.

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UK leads the world in D&I roles

10 Sep 2020

The UK has seen a 58% increase in the number of diversity and inclusion (D&I) roles available over the past five years.

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Personnel Today Awards 2020 shortlist unveiled

8 Sep 2020

The shortlist for the Personnel Today Awards 2020 has now been announced, with an array of major employers showcasing the...

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Employee Benefits Reset online series to explore latest HR insights

4 Sep 2020

Employee Benefits Reset online series, which will take place 5 October to 16 October 2020, will play host to a...

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PPMA president decides to step down

2 Sep 2020

Karen Grave, the president of the Public Services People Managers Association, has decided to step down from her role as...

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Jo Swinson joins a CIPD event today to discuss gender diversity in the boardroom. Photo: Steve Back/REX

Movers and shakers: HR appointments – Jo Swinson heads to Cranfield

26 Aug 2020

Highlights among some of the latest people moves in HR.

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Short-term executive pay cuts won’t solve high pay culture

5 Aug 2020

Temporary pay cuts taken by chief executives during the coronavirus pandemic won’t solve excessive pay and bonus culture, according to...

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Redundancies vs reduced hours: Juggling workloads through coronavirus

30 Jul 2020

As furlough fades and redundancies rise, Jonny Gifford examines how workloads differ across the labour market and suggests how reducing...

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Nikki Humphrey appointed executive people director at John Lewis

28 Jul 2020

John Lewis Partnership has appointed Nikki Humphrey as executive director for people, replacing Tracey Killen who has retired after 38...

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Unison general secretary Dave Prentis. Photo: REX/Geoff Pugh

Dave Prentis to step down after 19 years leading Unison

13 Jul 2020

General secretary of the UK's largest union announces he is to retire.

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Two thirds of furloughed workers to return by September

2 Jul 2020

Two out of three people currently furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could be back at work by the...

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Movers and shakers: HR appointments – Travis Perkins appoints new HRD

23 Jun 2020

Despite the Covid-19 crisis there have been some notable moves within the HR community over the past few months. Personnel...

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Pinsent Masons scoops four awards at first virtual People in Law awards

22 Jun 2020

Pinsent Masons scooped up four awards – including the coveted Grand Prix award – at this year’s People in Law...

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